Dáil Éireann - Volume 639 - 11 October, 2007
Written Answers. - Telecommunications Services.
Deputy Joe McHugh Deputy Joe McHugh
Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when the idea of an all island broadband system will be put in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22759/07]
Deputy Eamon Ryan Deputy Eamon Ryan
Deputy Eamon Ryan: The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband, is a matter for the private sector in both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. Broadband service providers operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated, where appropriate, by independent regulators.
Currently, there are no barriers preventing any service providers from entering either market, and many of the service providers operating in Northern Ireland are also operating in the Republic of Ireland.
Dáil Éireann 639 Written Answers. Telecommunications Services.